Snowmobile Powered Car Test Drive! Supercharged RX1

Snowmobile Powered Car Test Drive! Supercharged RX1

100 Comments

  • Kevin Wiltshire

    September 6, 2019

    Sketchy drive shaft.

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  • WYOGarage

    September 6, 2019

    At the very least add a front and rear hoop for that drive shaft.

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  • Tony Lang

    September 6, 2019

    CORBEAU CAR SEATS: I NEVER STAY HOME W/O THEM!!! COMPUTER CHAIR IS TALL CORBEAU RACING SEAT, AND TV/READING CHAIRS ARE ADJOINING REFITTED RACE SEATS!!!! THE BEST COMFORT AND FULL SUPPORT OF ANY HARD CORE HOME SEATING!!!

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  • FuzzyGrandma88 88

    September 6, 2019

    I know you guys have a bunch of projects going on right now. But the next time you guys brain storm on what to build next you gotta check out "crazy BRM1000 quadzilla" on YouTube. First thought was grind hard plumbing can do that.

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  • Rb Gs

    September 6, 2019

    ⚠ Safe first!!!!! 👍

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  • Dan Charron

    September 6, 2019

    I just found you guys and I am really impressed. where in the world are you guys at?

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  • Waka Vevo

    September 6, 2019

    That drive shaft is sketchy af

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  • deuces roxy

    September 6, 2019

    This pos is useless..

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  • Cale Guenther

    September 6, 2019

    You suicidal ther bud? Cover that drive shaft.

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  • david roberts

    September 6, 2019

    Haha. The only seats that fit into Spitfires properly are Spitfire seats! They have an insanely low and weird shaped cushion and lowers. Those 'bucket' seats are kinda uncomfortable. I'd recommend looking for seats from a laters model, '69-80. The next revelation will an exploding rear end or axles when that thing finally hooks up. The parts are all pretty tiny. You guys might want to look into a GT6 rear end or doing some of the research on racing mods for the rear suspension.

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  • ALLEXEKEY Channel

    September 6, 2019

    You are very cool, your work is very inspiring, Hello to you from Russia, you are the best

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  • David Aitchison

    September 6, 2019

    Sure, safety should be a consideration but let's not get all obsessive about it FFS!

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  • Cracked Egg

    September 6, 2019

    Man, that sounds pretty good

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  • nick nolan

    September 6, 2019

    Hey i don’t know if you noticed when you were editing the video but the secondary clutch isn’t moving at all. That could have a lot to do with it revving out so fast

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  • your mom

    September 7, 2019

    How do you modify a whole transmission tunnel before figuring out the top won't

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  • The jukebox

    September 7, 2019

    This is great. I can’t do anything like this. My life is wake up, go to work, repeat.

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  • LkOutMtnMan

    September 7, 2019

    RX1 and Apex engines are going strong in aircraft. Friend of mine just installed Apex engine on his Amphib airplane, about 40 hp stronger than the previous engine and lighter!

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  • Loki

    September 7, 2019

    get some expansion pipes on that bad boy!!!!! it will rip.

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  • Ryan Thompson

    September 7, 2019

    Somebody should say something about the driveshaft lol

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  • naterally1

    September 7, 2019

    one gear fukit

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  • Kurt Sumthinorother

    September 7, 2019

    SEATS!! You could cut a 2" drop box for the seat frame. Cut the stitches and cut the top of the Corbeau seats off at the bottom of the slots. Taper the shoulder bolsters down and stitch it back up. You have to add at least 10 inches to that driveshaft. Get the secondary out of the car. You will never get a certification without a firewall sealing the cabin from the engine. You could rotate the chaincase to get the secondary straight up behind the dash and box it in there. 👍👍

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  • NS

    September 7, 2019

    Why? Because I can.👍

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  • Toob247 Toob247

    September 7, 2019

    Yikes put a cover over that u joint. It probably won't break but if it did and the shaft shafted your shaft you'd be shafted all the way up shaft Creek.

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  • SmartassX1

    September 7, 2019

    You probably need to add some hinged and like spring powered extra wheel on that belt.

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  • BlueSupreme

    September 7, 2019

    I see a build breakdown for Hoonigan coming.

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  • Sample32

    September 7, 2019

    Is this a two-stroke? :O

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  • David Sanborn

    September 7, 2019

    The early Spitfire had a very awful swing-axle that will kill you dead faster than any Corvair when going sideways over bumps. You'll need to install a camber compensator unless you want to roll the car & die. http://www.spitlist.info/CamberCompensator.html

    Also: goodbye differential. They're stupid-fragile. At minimum use the highest grade synthetic gear oil possible.

    And OMG – any cursory search of Spitfire seat mods would've shown that those enormous Corbeau seats would never have fit. Most Spitfire owners install 2nd hand Miata seats, and those are a tight fit and sit a bit tall. I have a pair in my TR6 and even there they are a bit big.

    Lastly, had a u-joint broken on the differential during the test drive … etc. Yikes.

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  • Mixtapemusix1

    September 7, 2019

    looking at that drive shaft he'll be the one to lose an arm and his show the same day

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  • Chris

    September 7, 2019

    you guys need liquid fuel not gas. and you go and buy it

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  • Robert S

    September 7, 2019

    I love building and designing project like you guys do. Really crazy-ass awesome project can't wait to see the progress!

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  • Northern Roofer

    September 7, 2019

    cover that drive shaft up holy shit boys lol

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  • Ron Bener

    September 7, 2019

    A rx1 even runs like crap just without the airbox on, so yeah it definitely needs back pressure

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  • chrisnz

    September 7, 2019

    i have seen with my own eyes . A lose a leg with an open drive shaft in a boat ( 1970s ) . just saying .. careful boys .

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  • S1500

    September 7, 2019

    I had a Spitfire for 25 years. This is a hoot to watch.

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  • Jack Danny

    September 7, 2019

    Well fuck it's a 4 stroke… A super lightweight 2 stroke with 4:73 gearing would have been awesome.

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  • NoMoreTribute 2Rome

    September 8, 2019

    Love the rims on that thing, are they 4×100?

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  • jon lennon

    September 8, 2019

    This is the coolest project I have seen in years. Out standing young man. I will be following this closely.

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  • Eric Lakota

    September 8, 2019

    Its not a waist of them giving you those seats because you just got a pair sold for my jeep if they are affordable iv ben meaning to get some for my wrangler build and the day is geting close and im going to look their first nice chairs

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  • Eric Lakota

    September 8, 2019

    Yup im calling them asap or you can come install a pair in my rig for me i want some that can take weather and mud but want comfyness cant wait thanks corbo for giving them a pair to show ill be buying some just after a few more parts drive shaft and some minor finish tuch to my jeep and your chairs will b finish tuch that will look so awsome

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  • Doc's Stim Pistol

    September 8, 2019

    I would really like to see a manual swap in that. I feel like that would be awesome.

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  • Austin T.

    September 8, 2019

    Pleeeeease build a cage for that driveshaft. That’s soooo sketchy …

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  • Bullgoat

    September 8, 2019

    How about a pair of Cobra classic bucket seats? https://www.hmsmotorsport.com/products/cobra-historic#3214

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  • Electric avenue Bikes

    September 8, 2019

    U guys are total hillbillies ,use your head ,there is a brain somewhere inside it , if that drive axle breaks u are gone .

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  • Michael s

    September 8, 2019

    Your engine issue is actually in the clutches. More like a combination from primary clutch all the way to the drive wheels.

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  • Ken Matthews

    September 8, 2019

    It’s a four stroke = four stroke with forced induction gains very little from exhaust work, just make it a bit quieter and a little back pressure.

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  • crushthis123

    September 8, 2019

    Put the secondary right on the driveshaft Its already got gears in the diff

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  • fractal

    September 8, 2019

    if that driveshaft brakes your dead

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  • Tommy Murphy

    September 8, 2019

    Unfortunately you guys have released to the world my greatest secret. Ive had a spitfire for years and i build drift cars. One day I plan on building a bonkers drift spitfire but my current one is a super clear 79’ 1500. Its an amazing little chassis that can be bought super cheap. Glad you guys are having fun with one aswell.

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  • Lance Washington

    September 8, 2019

    It's only likes to be pedal to the metal haha no slow and easy driving for this machine

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  • Gamecock 38

    September 8, 2019

    How fast does that thing run? Are you using a transmission or straight motor to rearend? I can't believe that thing has the power it does.

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  • Searb reath

    September 8, 2019

    bruh… that drive shaft tho

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  • Json

    September 8, 2019

    Savage – amazing work.

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  • Raymond J

    September 8, 2019

    thats the stupidest idea i ever saw !!!

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  • Wayne Gacy II

    September 8, 2019

    That u joint gives out , it's lights out.

    Cover that driveshaft.

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  • vern e

    September 8, 2019

    What about clutch spring, counterweights, ramps, secondary spring, helix, think it might need to be adjusted to the build?

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  • Wg Cdr Luddite

    September 8, 2019

    A classic example of how bubba has no understanding of history and culture. Don't restore that iconic vintage car- amateurishly chop it up and destroy it. You utter morons.

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  • Goog User

    September 9, 2019

    Cover that FUCKING driveshaft

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  • Olivier Roy

    September 9, 2019

    Do something with that open drive shaft. You will lose fingers. I lost an arm like this when I was 5. There's no coming back from this. I'm a machinist, I'm used to deal with spinning objects, but you can easily be distracted while driving.

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  • MrBRANDON123BB

    September 9, 2019

    You know it’s dangerous when EVEN road kill wouldn’t drive stubby bob with the drive shaft exposed

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  • kmajlaton

    September 9, 2019

    I have a Spit 6 and I applaude your efforts but please stop building this monstrosity!!!

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  • Patrick Moore

    September 9, 2019

    You Need Exhaust to tune the Engine RPM Torque, as it is now you can hurt it getting cold air back up in the Head throwing it out of tune for best Power and Scavenging run 4 into one! ! Definatly Rebuild the Tunnel and Build Driveline Hoops on Both Ends of the Driveshaft!!

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  • james goodwin

    September 9, 2019

    It’s a bit slow hahahahaha

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  • Wade Chubb

    September 9, 2019

    Wow you guys are smart and do good work .. good video

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  • Garfish

    September 9, 2019

    Pure filth.
    Keep of coming

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  • Phantom Formula

    September 9, 2019

    Needs fiero seats

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  • dank donkerson

    September 9, 2019

    why would you ruin a perfectly good 1962 Triumph Spitfire by putting a snowmobile engine in it? just to say your car runs on a snowmobile engine? why not a chainsaw engine, it makes about as munch sense.

    you know, back in 1977 there was a kid in my town who took a 1973 Vaga and put in a 427 engine in it, it was his daily ride and he pretty much had to drive it from the back seat which was weird but at least he used a "car" engine and had the sense to put wheelie bars on it

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  • tre bushett

    September 9, 2019

    I see you've still got that murderous swing axle in residence – a sure-fire fast one-way ticket to the morgue !

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  • Billi Bufford

    September 9, 2019

    Yamaha snowmobile engine in a triumph spitfire….crazy homie

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  • Richard Ferrara

    September 9, 2019

    Looks like a turbo charger on the engine, not a super charger.

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  • amorton94

    September 9, 2019

    It's honestly becoming torture for me to watch your videos. I watch them at my desk job and there is very little I'd like to do more than what you guys do. Keep up the awesome work and have fun!

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  • Sheril Provstgaard

    September 9, 2019

    Those are not small seats. They bulge everywhere

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  • Rick Morrow

    September 10, 2019

    when motors are running turn the fucken music off!

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  • Chef Nick

    September 10, 2019

    Happy Monday

    You guys have the best veical builds.

    !!!!!!!!!! IF THE DRIVE SHAFT LINKAGE BRAKES IT CAN DO SEROUS INJURY TO YOUR SELFS!!!!!!!!!!
    YOU SHOULD BUILD A DRIVE SHAFT TUNEIL.
    Rock on
    Chef-Nick

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  • leandro aguirre

    September 10, 2019

    Many thanks to your wife for putting the substitutes in Spanish, the truth is appreciated to understand their perspective of what they do

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  • mtacoustic1

    September 10, 2019

    HOLY COW!!  Put a guard on that driveshaft!!  One fraction of a second of inattention and you will be minus an arm!!!!!

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  • K5 Guy

    September 10, 2019

    Cover that driveshaft

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  • Tina G

    September 10, 2019

    driveshaft safety loop ? that u joint breaks its going to be like a garden hose whipping around ** i would stay on dirt until you put a safety loop in .

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  • David Stephens

    September 10, 2019

    Why not do a turbo LS, fat tires, and widebody flares? It's popular because it's a cheap way to make any car more fun.

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  • garrett braun

    September 10, 2019

    Need to put a safety guard on that driveshaft.

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  • Sgt. Tacticool

    September 10, 2019

    I think a small 5 speed manual might be able to help with that rpm issue😉

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  • Redneck Ricer

    September 10, 2019

    I'm normally not a safety nazi, but I've seen enough driveshafts break, to know that I don't want to be anywhere near them when they do. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that. I love the content and appreciate the "just send it" attitude, but if you don't want to live the rest of your life horribly crippled/disfigured, or even dead, then please cover that driveshaft.

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  • Isuzu Slider

    September 11, 2019

    Driveshaft awfully fucking close to your elbow mate!!! :O

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  • Thomas Burton

    September 11, 2019

    That drive shaft jesus. haha

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  • Bo007 Duke

    September 11, 2019

    Put the seats in the Taco!

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  • Dream Diction

    September 11, 2019

    3 minutes in and I clicked away because I still know nothing about the car.

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  • keith baker

    September 11, 2019

    Surprised that the body and chassis is still on the road…most of those spitfires and GT6's here in the UK have now reverted into 4 buckets of rust! Talking of handling, those cars have a crap rear end. You used to be able to get a negative camber rear spring which improved handling a bit!!! If that is a stock gearbox and diff it will never last, I had a very hot 1300 years ago. It would throw the locking circlip on the 3rd motion shaft cluster losing 2nd and 3rd gears and it ate rear diffs…I had to replace the drive train with 2ltr Triumph Vitesse components. You also need to fit a servo to that thing.

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  • Goproextreme

    September 11, 2019

    video starts at 8:20 (:

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  • Alex Martinez

    September 11, 2019

    Holy shit bro that driveshaft

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  • Terry Broadway

    September 11, 2019

    Don't wear neck ties near the drive shaft

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  • Jaay Da Youngin

    September 12, 2019

    thats lit though snowmobile motor in car y’all should compete with cars and cameras

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  • David Baum

    September 12, 2019

    You could have hooked up a hose to the fuel rail on the Beamer and gotten fuel that way. Where a mechanic would hook up a pressure gauge to see what the fuel pressure is.

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  • dirtrider88

    September 13, 2019

    these guys are incredibly stupid and Im not even talking about anything safety related

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  • Chicago Rc

    September 13, 2019

    No roll cage no helmet no shaft guard no safety whatsoever? I think skydiving with no parachute would be next on your channel🤦‍♂️ come on guys I know it's just a test but testing your luck and testing the car is very different.

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  • Ivor the engine

    September 13, 2019

    This is wot people do now instead of getting a real job!!

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  • Bob Ordewald

    September 14, 2019

    Very cool project. I just wish you had started with a less collectable car. How about four stubby mufflers and then run the pipes out of the side of the fender. It would be loud but the cool factor would be really high!

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  • Dan Dat

    September 14, 2019

    the belt eater is alive!!!

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  • RevFab

    September 15, 2019

    Your lack of safety is appalling

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  • RevFab

    September 15, 2019

    Damn, was hoping for a 2-stroke engine, 4-stroke sled engine = basically a streetbike engine.

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  • stephan B

    September 16, 2019

    why is the guy behind the camera talking so slowly and has to repeat what is being said it's annoying

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  • Michael Stanley

    September 17, 2019

    That's one waisted Spitfire.

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